Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Treasure Hunt

Proverbs 3:15 "Skilful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her."

I have discovered treasure! Not just any treasure, I found the principal treasure of all treasures that is guaranteed to keep a person enriched, every single day, for as long as they draw breath!

It's the wisdom of God, and the more I dig into this treasure, the more wealth I discover, and it makes me want to burst with excitement and joy! I know it will keep me ahead in all God has for me and above every challenge and obstacle that comes my way!

I feel a little like the person who was inspired to write Psalm 103:2 - "Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits..." The Word of God, which is His wisdom, has endless benefits when we give ourselves to it and let it live richly in our hearts.

Colossians 3:16 "Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its HOME [IN YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS] and DWELL IN YOU IN [all its] RICHNESS."

One of the many benefits of the Wisdom of God, is its ability to shine light on our path of life. In fact, it's all the light we will ever need, especially when we charter new ground, or need direction where there just seems to be no possible way to go. Where others see a blank wall of impossibility, God shows us a highway of opportunity! What really impresses me, is how God's Wisdom isn't just there for the BIG decisions, it's a light for every choice we make from the moment we wake in the morning, till we lay our heads down at night. Even in the wee hours of the morning, when our minds are assaulted with fearful thoughts, God's wisdom teaches us to shut the door to those voices and immediately find our shelter in Him.

Now, I have found Psalm 119 to be a wonderful contribution to the treasure of God's Word. It's overflowing with exquisite wealth for our everyday lives. I began to feast my heart and mind on its jewels, and found its wisdom delightful! It is a rather lengthy Psalm, overflowing with riches. So, this letter alone will never be able to contain all the discoveries I've found. Could I entice you, dear reader, to find one specific gem amongst its many, and record what the Holy Spirit has revealed to you about it - this not only solidifies and establishes itself more securely inside you when you do so, it becomes a point of reference for the future - when you need to be reminded of its truth. My prayer, is that the Holy Spirit - the author of this treasure, will reveal its magnificence to you and cause it to dwell in your heart and produce the finest, most exquisite character and nature in you, a perfect reflection of the person of Jesus.